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What would Brexit mean for UK energy efficiency policy?

Only 10 weeks and UK voters will make the most profound decision of this decade – will Britain stay or leave the European Union? There have been numerous analyses of what the implications of a so-called Brexit might be. Those

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CIED gives evidence to the ECC on Home Energy Efficiency and demand reduction

I recently gave oral evidence, on behalf of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, to the House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee responding to the inquiry into home energy efficiency and demand reduction. This was based on

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Stimulating innovation in renewable energy technologies: reflections on the German experience

Amber Rudd, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, in last week’s speech on a new direction for UK energy policy, had a welcome section on the importance of innovation. However, it was also slightly inconsistent. Rudd

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Paula Kivimaa writes for for ‘Energy Researchers Finland’ on energy saving in housing.

Paula Kivimaa of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand wrote an article recently for ‘Energy Researchers Finland’ arguing a need for energy services integrating energy saving and renewable energy measures into both new and existing housing stock, drawing on

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Osborne’s long-game? The politics behind the down-scaling of low-carbon policies

by Frank Geels and Victoria Johnson. Within weeks of the newly elected Conservative government coming into power, the down-scaling of low-carbon policies began. The Green Deal, binned earlier this week, is the latest victim of the post-election cull which has

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